Surveyor's tripod lampOctober 23rd, 2009 in member junk
My son brought home a set of surveyor's "sticks" that once held a transit. The metal tripod head was missing, so I fabricated one out of wood--which made it really easy to make it into a lamp. The lamp rod is fixed on both ends with a lamp nut with just enough sticking out of the top to screw the socket onto it. I also had a threaded loop from an old hanging lamp that I attached below the head and then suspended a plumb bob from the loop just for looks. Then to accompany the lamp I mounted an old camera on another old tripod below and beside the two placed an old Craftsman transit and tripod. Never throw away a lamp part!
Pattern or design used: My own design
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